The Team

The foundation of DCA is the team, a collection of experts who share a vision for a sustainable business that combines passion and pragmatism, making practical solutions to problems.

Simon Graham

Originally a researcher in satellite imagery, Simon has nine years experience in sustainable leadership. His diverse projects include work in hydrogen-powered transport with Air Products and Honda, creating circular economy and energy business models with BOC and Redrow Homes, and supporting the commercialisation of low carbon innovation.  He is the author of numerous articles on topics from renewable energy in emerging economies to the use of artificial intelligence in energy management, most recently contributing to Incorporating Sustainability in Management Education, published in 2019 by Macmillan Palgrave (978-3-319-98124-6).

Simon was named one of the most influential individuals in combatting corporate modern slavery by BRE in 2018, and has particular expertise helping companies that have no sustainability programme become leaders in their industry through a combination of innovation and involvement.

Peter Allison

Pete has worked in the events industry since 1981, was responsible for the Morgan’s Centenary Celebrations, working with individuals like Sir Elton John and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and been responsible for production management for the Greenbelt, Wychwood and the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He led the team that delivered a number of green transport and sustainable events, including the 2012 Qualcomm Sustainable Motor Expo and the 2018 County Business Show. His particular skill is in using high-quality programme design and stakeholder management to deliver stunning events.

Harvey Jones

After a wide ranging international career spanning the worlds of business, technology and psychology, Harvey has spent much of the past ten years in the areas of sustainability and economic/community regeneration. In 2007 he co-founded Smartly Green which, using web and mobile loyalty technology, encouraged sustainable behaviour change.  Amongst other things he led the team that developed new behaviour change techniques to motivate corporate participation and consumer involvement to drive social contribution, community engagement and business transformation.

He is a member of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the RSA and a trustee of the charity Music of Life (www.musicoflife.org.uk)

Diana O’Hagan

More than ten years experience of working in sustainability for both The Carbon Trust and Natural Capital Partners (Formerly The CarbonNeutral Company).  Diana has worked with a wide range of clients, including Sky, Tata Steel, Neals Yard Remedies, and Simmons and Simmons Law Firm as well as a wealth of SMEs in every sector.

Her speciality is helping companies to address the bigger picture around their energy consumption, emissions and waste management, and then to extract value to increase their market share, attract and retain great employees and future proof their bottom line against the rising cost of carbon.

Ian Skinner

Ian has over 20 years of experience of managing and contributing to research and consultancy projects that aim to improve the environmental performance of transport. Much of his recent work has focused on low carbon and clean transport, including the development and evaluation of relevant policies. He has worked extensively for the European institutions, as well as for UN Environment, national and local authorities and NGOs.

Ian has been the transport expert on the evaluation panel for the European Commission’s European Green Capital and Green Leaf Awards; he also advises the City of London on improving the environmental performance of its public procurement. Ian leads on the interface between policy and practice, enabling organisations to work together to deliver real sustainable change that positively impacts communities.

Wayne Talbot

Wayne honed his engagement and project management skills working with DEFRA, UNESCO and UNEP, managing international programmes such as the Tomsk-Taiga collaboration and Volvo Adventure for more than ten years.  He has particular skills in empowering hard to reach and disenfranchised groups to be active participants in programmes, whether that be internal to a business or across society. His engagement methodology was been widely commended by organisations like IUCN.

He is responsible for developing and managing the innovation and social awareness collaboration programmes that are at the core of DCA’s success.  He also works extensively with DCA’s sister organisation the De Courcy Trust on new ways for corporations and civil society to engage together with large social and environmental challenges.